21 September 2013

International Peace Day…



21 September : International Peace Day



Today is . It is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. In 2013, for the first time, the Day was dedicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.


New stamp from India


Today India Post will release a commemorative stamp on Telugu  poet and writer Gurazada Venkata Apparao.

Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup 2013



The post of French Polynesia issued a stamp to commemorate the coming Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup 2013.

The 7th edition of the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup is being held in Tahiti from 18 to 28 September 2013. After the playoffs by confederations, 15 nations will win their ticket for this competition and fly to Tahiti, who qualifies automatically as host. This is the first time that a FIFA tournament is hosted in a Pacific island country.The 32 matches will take place at Tahua To’ata stadium with seating for 3,600 spectators.

The event is being broadcast in about one hundred countries. Various shows have been organized by the local organizing committee in partnership with the local Government, the French Government, the Municipality of Papeete and the various local and international sponsors.

The Beach Soccer World Cup is being held in an atmosphere of celebration. As a matter of fact, not only is the goal average exceptional (8.41 goals per match during the previous World Cup edition), Beach Soccer is the only FIFA sport where music and dance form an integral part of matches.

New Books on Philately

India - A Philatelic Journey


This coffee table book, ‘India- A Philatelic Journey’, was released by Hon’ble  President of India on 3rd September, 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan in the inauguration ceremony of 11th Asian Pacific Postal Union Congress. The book gives a glimpse of our country having chapters on Mahatma Gandhi, freedom struggle, art & culture, wild life, flora & fauna, sports and heritage sites of India. The book has been made in collaboration with the Times of India Group. The designing, printing and editing has been done by the Times of India Group. The packaging of the book is excellent; it is inside a beautifully designed Shrink –wrap box. The most important thing which differentiates it from other coffee table books is that real stamps are used to describe the above mentioned subjects. One side of the page have the text and other side have stamps related to the subject. Approximately 117 stamps issued since 1974 to 2012 have been inserted, in original, in each book. This book is a limited edition and exclusively for niche customers. Only 800 copies are available for sale.

The book can be purchased from National Philatelic Museum, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi. This will also be made available to major philatelic bureaux. Interested customers can also place their orders to the nearest bureaux or send an email to Shri V.K.Singh, ADG(Philately) on vksinghs@yahoo.co.in. The price of the book is kept as Rs. 5500.

: Deepak Modi – Jalna (Maharashatra )

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